Jan 18, 2019

Industry News Week 1/13/19

MWRDGC has elected a new president

MWRDGC a new president for the Chicago storm water and wastewater management organization
MWRDGC a new president for the Chicago storm water and wastewater management organization

Cultec Announces Design Change

Cultec announced announced a design change to their plastic storm water and septic chambers that will allow for improved product integrity, safer handling and a fresh look for rebranding. As a result of customer feedback and field and laboratory testing, CULTEC decided to add a thin, blue “sunblock” layer to the chambers.  The new, blue outer chamber surface contains a special formulation to protect against ultraviolet and weathering damage. The blue color also greatly reduces the surface temperature of the chambers in direct sunlight. The inside surface of the chamber continues to be black, providing the most cost-effective product possible.

The new color designation will also allow for quicker identification of heavy-duty versus standard-duty versions of the CULTEC chambers in the field and at supply yards. In addition, the lighter color will reflect heat and allow contractors to manually move the chambers more safely in hotter temperatures.

Cultec announces design change in storm water fittings

Profile Products Acquired by Incline Equity Partners

Profile Products LLC, an environmental solutions company providing soil, water and vegetation management solutions for customers in erosion control, sports turf, golf and horticultural markets, announced its acquisition by Incline Equity Partners, a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm focused on making investments in growth companies specializing in value-added distribution, specialized light manufacturing and business services. The new owners will work together with Profile’s current leadership team to develop markets and identify areas of growth.

Profile’s management team and 200-plus employee workforce will continue to operate in Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Conover and Hickory, N.C.; Canton, Ohio; Blue Mountain, Miss.; and Limestone and Columbia, Tenn.

MWRDGC Elects New President

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners has elected new leadership officers among its nine-member governing body.

Commissioner Kari K. Steele was nominated by outgoing President Mariyana Spyropoulos and elected president by unanimous decision, culminating a meteoric rise at the MWRD that began as a laborer, water sampler and lab technician to eventually the top of the MWRD board room.

Included in her team of elected officers for the two-year term positions will be Vice President Barbara McGowan and Chairman of Finance Frank Avila, who were both elected unanimously to continue serving in their current position.

Profile Products Employees Earn Certifications

Profile Products announced that employees Adam Dibble and Rachel Higgins recently earned the designation of Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). Both Dibble and Higgins are also Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspectors (CESSWI).

“It is not easy to achieve these designations, and we are very proud of Adam and Rachel for going above and beyond their normal duties to earn this high honor,” said Marc S. Theisen, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, Profile Products vice president of business development and technical services. “These certifications demonstrate that Profile’s employees are dedicated to expanding their professional development in order to provide the best solutions for our partners.”

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